JEUDI 21 AVRIL 2011
The Milkman’s Union  +The Wind Up Radio Sessions  +Grand Splendid  +Dj Sunny

$6 à l’avance / $8 à la porte
Billets: www.indiemontreal.ca
Portes 20h30

Electroacoustic / Indie / Melodramatic Popular Song

“Lead singer Henry Jamison’s lyrics are beautiful and along with his vocals and the music, it all blends to create a dreamy-imagery” - The Deli (New England)

‘The Milkman’s Union, an alluring rock quartet from Portland, Maine, writes atmospheric yet earthy songs. The closest comparison this writer can think of is the fairly obscure Ottawa band Wooden Stars, another group unafraid to follow its muse to wherever - calm skies of twinkling twin guitars, a simple country lope, or an unpredictable multi-movement symphony of a rock song.’ - The Northampton Gazette

The Wind Up Radio Sessions

Folk Rock / Indie / Pop

Formed in Montreal in late 2008, The Wind Up Radio Sessions have developed a sound of their own, merging folk, pop and rock sensibilities and influences from each members' backgrounds. Their debut album, Red Brick House, was released in 2010 and the band found themselves on the receiving end of much critical praise and highly positive reviews. After a year of gigging accross Quebec and Ontario, The Wind Up's are now working on new songs for a 2011 release.

Rock band Grand Splendid hail from Montreal and are excited to be on the local indie scene. Their upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies are attracting the attention of indie music lovers. 

They recently released their first EP Numbers, which was engineered by Maxime Audet-Halde (Doba Caracol) and mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, The Stills, Sam Roberts). In the studio, the band's musical exploration went beyond their guitar-driven sound, adding new textures with vintage keyboards, a pump organ and layered vocal harmonies.

 

Their singles, Hopeless and Energy, have aired on several indie radio stations across North America, Europe and Asia. They also received support from UK rockers The Joy Formidable, who selected Grand Splendid as the featured artist on one of their sporadic podcasts.

The buzz around the release of Grand Splendid's first EP landed them invitations to play at the NXNE and Canadian Music Week festivals in Toronto. This show at Divan Orange will be the last one this year, before they go into the studio to record their next EP.

“Their songs are instantly enjoyable and rather infectious. We are dealing with upbeat and catchy rock that will sit in your head for a very happy chunk of time.”  - The Indie Blender

"Bouncy. Joyful. “Energy.” So much energy. Julian Buchbinder has the most incredible voice, so soothing and serene, amidst layered guitars, and high-energy organ riffs. It must be difficult to fit that much enthusiasm on a stage, let alone in an hour. But they did it, and we saw it. And it was awesome." - Bucketlist Music Reviews